The Lunge

The lunge has been part of my workouts for a long time. They seem to be advantageous to cerebral palsy improvement. The lunge incorporates the ability to challenge balance. With the movement also challenging flexibility through the hips. These positive outcomes are present when lunging down the floor. Like any exercise presented, the lunge has … More The Lunge

Loki

It was the first day of my adaptive riding class. The nervous energy could be felt throughout the overcast morning. There wasn’t any way to know how the class was going to function. It felt like flying blind after only being on a horse twice in my life. The second time just a month prior … More Loki

Side Split-Jump

We have been working with markings on the floor for some time. The theme began with doing hopscotch. Bernard brought out small circular pads to be placed on the floor. Hopscotch was a game causing tremendous challenge during my youth. Usually leading to standing back, watching friends and classmates take on the hopscotch during recess. … More Side Split-Jump

Riding Assessment

A couple months ago we journeyed to Little Bit. The therapeutic riding center in our area. Our goal was to find an organization helping cerebral palsy improvement. Their hippotherapy was the main interest of our visit. We learned about how riding a horse has the ability to improve the ability to walk. The motion of … More Riding Assessment

Northwest Center

We met with Northwest Center last week in an unusual setting. Instead of meeting at their offices, we met in a coffee shop. Believing it more convenient for both ourselves and our contact. He resides on the Eastside of Seattle, as do we. So, the spot would be a coffee shop in Kirkland. We arrived … More Northwest Center

The Tree

Christmas time has begun again. One of the exciting things about this time of year has been the tree. We get to experience a different tree each year. This year was a different type than in years past. The kind of tree my mom had while growing up just outside Portland. We also spent many … More The Tree

PROVAIL

Last week we had the opportunity to tour another organization. PROVAIL was an organization I had some familiarity with. A couple years ago, the opportunity arose to play in their annual golf tournament. It was a fun afternoon and a completely new experience. My connection with the organization didn’t truly start in those days following … More PROVAIL

RDL Slider

The Romanian Deadlift has been a central part of my workout routine for some time. The functionality of the exercise provides different ways to modify the movement. The ability to perform the RDL using one leg at a time makes it functional for our purpose. Bernard has often sought to have each side of my … More RDL Slider

CTC Tour

Over the last few months we have been meeting with people and organizations geared toward helping children with special needs. Often these organizations not only provide support for the child, but also the family. This week we had a chance to meet with the children’s therapy center. They have four locations which serve children in … More CTC Tour

BFR Training

Blood Flow Restrictive training is an exercise technique which manipulates the body’s circulatory system. It uses inflatable belts around your arm or leg to slow blood flow to the limb. The systems allow for the use of lighter weights, which reduces the risk of muscle strain or joint strain. The light loads being used also … More BFR Training